OUR MISSION

Highlight and celebrate Bengalis,
our culture and accomplishments
and support the ideas, initiatives
and people of our diaspora

The BoNY Team

KAMRUL KHAN

Kamrul Khan Started BoNY initially to market a documentary about Bengali street vendors (still in the works). Since then, BoNY has taken a life of its own and has grown into so much more. Kamrul also hosts the BoNY Podcast and enjoys writing for the BoNY Blog about topics important to the Bengali diaspora.
Kamrul works in Finance, attended Baruch college for Undergrad and Pace University for Grad School.
Kamrul loves traveling, flying drones, and flying drones while traveling.

NOSHIN KHAN

Noshin Khan manages the Instagram stories for BoNY. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Princeton University with a minor in Neuroscience. Noshin now attends Harvard University for her Master's degree in Architecture. She strongly believes that the art of storytelling through platforms like BoNY can inspire and energize others in the Bengali-American community. Noshin hopes to empower women through her own work in male-dominated fields.
On her free time, Noshin likes to sing, play guitar, watch The Office, sketch, run, and try new food joints in the best city in the world!

Diba Choudhury

Diba Choudhury is our UK ambassador for BoNY, expanding our reach beyond New York and introducing Bengali talent from across the Atlantic. The British-Bengali culture adds to the diversity that is displayed and represented on the BoNY platform. She also works with event co-ordination in NY and hoping to recreate the same in the UK. Diba is an optometrist by profession, receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Bradford. She achieved her Master’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from the University of Chester, whilst working and living in New York. Her career experience ranges from specialist contact lens fitting, teaching at the University of Bradford, management of optometrists across the UK as well as working with setting up local commissioned eye services between community optometrists and the hospital. Diba has a passion for fashion, fabrics and cuts, music, travel and good old catch up with friends over tea.

Hamida Chumpa

Hamida Chumpa joined BONY in 2018 inspired to highlight the voices in the Bengali community that are oftentimes neglected. She is passionate in civic engagement and women empowerment. Hamida has been involved in curating various social media posts as well as editing the narratives of those who are featured. She believes storytelling is the key to dismantle ignorance derived from stereotypes and broaden people’s cultural awareness. Outside of BONY, she is an undergraduate student studying Public Health at Baruch College. In her free time, she enjoys painting, writing, and creating weird food combinations. 

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